Phoenix Contact introduces FL mGuard security devices

Phoenix Contact introduces FL mGuard security devices
June 2, 2009 - Phoenix Contact introduces the FL mGuard series of industrial-rated security devices. The FL mGuard products provide stateful firewall, router and VPN functionalities in a single, rugged device. The line is available in two hardware styles for industrial Ethernet: the FL mGuard RS DIN rail-mount devices and PCI card versions for integration into industrial PCs.

The FL mGuard solution has dedicated hardware providing security functions, which allows higher data throughput rates than software-based solutions. There are no limitations to the operating system or the type of devices connected to the FL mGuard. It can protect PCs running all versions of Windows, as well as PLCs, I/O units, bus couplers and other industrial Ethernet devices.

The PCI version of the FL mGuard is currently the only PCI form factor security device that combines firewall, routing and VPN in a single device. It integrates quickly and easily, without modifications to the system settings or driver installation.

The FL mGuard RS is an ideal solution for applications that currently need a modem but might migrate to an Internet-based VPN connection in the future. It includes an optional integrated modem that can serve as a backup connection. This makes connections to the remote site future-proof.

The mGuard products complement Phoenix Contact's broad range of industrial Ethernet products, including switches, I/O, Power over Ethernet, software and wireless.

Phoenix Contact is a world leader in electrical connection, electronic interface and industrial automation technologies. Phoenix Contact GmbH & Co. KG, Blomberg, Germany, operates 46 international subsidiaries, including Phoenix Contact USA in Middletown, Pa. Global sales exceed more than 1 billion euro annually. Phoenix Contact's formal Integrated Management System is registered to ISO quality, environmental and safety standards (ISO 9001:2008,14001:2004 and 18001:2007).